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Blackpool 0 Ipswich Town 2 – McGoldrick and Murphy on target as Blues get back to winning ways

16:57 01 November 2014

David McGoldrick scores Ipswich

David McGoldrick scores Ipswich's first goal at Blackpool. Photo: PAGEPIX LTD

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Blackpool v Ipswich: Goals in either half from David McGoldrick and Daryl Murphy saw Ipswich Town get back to winning ways at rock-bottom Blackpool.

McGoldrick converted from close-range in the 26th minute following Teddy Bishop’s mis-hit shot in the box, the latter then producing a mesmerising run along the by-line before picking out Murphy for the killer second goal just after the hour mark.

It was a generally forgettable affair, but the Blues went about their business in a professional manner to secure their first win in six. Mick McCarthy’s men move up to eighth in the Championship table and have now lost just one of their last 11 matches.

Blackpool, who had new boss Lee Clark in charge for the first time, remain rooted to the foot of the table with just six points from a possible 45. The Tangerines have lost 12 out of 16 matches in all competitions this season.

McCarthy initially made just two changes to his starting XI following last weekend’s 2-2 home draw with Huddersfield. Tyrone Mings – available again following suspension – replaced the injured Jonathan Parr (groin) at left-back, while Stephen Hunt – who had a bitter fall-out with Blackpool during contract negotiations last year – replaced Conor Sammon on the left side of the front three. Jonny Williams once again missed out with an ankle injury.

A third change was then enforced upon McCarthy not long before kick-off after keeper Dean Gerken injured his groin in the warm-up. That meant summer signing Bartosz Bialkoswki was handed his league debut for the club, with midfielder Darren Ambrose filling his spot on the bench.

New Blackpool boss Clark – only appointed on Thursday – made four changes to the side that lost 3-0 at Reading. Francois Zoko, David Perkins, Andrea Orlandi and Edu Oriol were replaced by Joan Oriol, Charles Dunne, Nile Ranger and Tony McMahon. Clark also switched to a 4-4-2 formation, the Seasiders having been playing 4-3-3 / 4-5-1 for much of the campaign.

Hunt certainly looked up for the match, having aired his grievances against Blackpool in the build-up, and he struck the crossbar with a fine free-kick attempt from the edge of the box in the eighth minute.

At the other end, Bialkowski made a hash of coming for a deep free-kick delivery and Town scrambled clear McMahon’s resultant corner. Town then had a let off in the 19th minute when Ranger produced an air-kick in the box following Ishmael Miller’s low cut-back.

It was a poor spectacle and the game’s opening goal was a scrappy one. Following a short throw down the left, Mings’ cross was mis-hit by Bishop at the back post. The volley bounced into the ground and fell fortuitously for McGoldrick right in front of goal. Even then he did not connect cleanly with his shot, the ball beating keeper Joe Lewis.

As the old cliché goes, luck seems to go against you when you’re down at the bottom. Blackpool’s players looked deflated and the home crowd were heading for their half-time refreshments a full five minutes before the referee brought the first period to an end.

The standard of footballing fare didn’t improve a great deal after the restart.

Cole Skuse was forced off with a groin injury, replaced by Paul Anderson, while Nathan Delfouneso stung the palms of Bialkowski from long-range. Ten turgid minutes later, Hunt hit the side-netting at the end of a swift counter-attack.

The build-up to Ipswich’s killer second goal was anything but uneasy on the eye though. Bishop collected the ball out on the wide right and embarked on a mesmerising run along the by-line, the teenager dancing his way past three defenders with the ball stuck to his boot before picking out Murphy for a side-footed finish inside the box. It was the Irishman’s eighth goal of the campaign.

Bishop was then subbed to a standing ovation from the away fans in the 69th minute, his work done ahead of back-to-back home games against Wolves and Watford next week.

The game rather petered out after that. Town defended stoutly when necessary and could have added a third towards the end when sub Conor Sammon slid a shot just the wrong side of the post following Luke Hyam’s through ball.

BLACKPOOL (4-4-2): Lewis; Daniels, Rentmeister, Clarke, Dunne (Orlandi 65); Delfouneso (Blackman 75), McMahon (cpt), Lundtsram, J Oriol (Zoko 58); Miller, Ranger.

Unused Subs: Cywka, Mellis, Parish, E Oriol.

IPSWICH TOWN (4-3-3): Bialkowski; Chambers (cpt), Smith, Berra, Mings; Skuse (Anderson 51), Bishop (Tabb 69), Hyam; Murphy, McGoldrick (Sammon 80), Hunt.

Unused Subs: Clarke, Ambrose, Henshall, Bajner.

Referee: Andy Haines.

36 comments

  • Alan Bowkett said that Norwich had debts of £23 million following relegation to League One in 2009 and on the verge of administration. I don't see how that makes the club financially stable Alex F.

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    redhotitfc

    Tuesday, November 4, 2014

  • Alex F, well researched on the NCFC debt. I would take you back also to 2002 when the club was on the floor and offered a share subscription. I and thousands others purchased A and B preference shares to at least put some funds in the kitty. Move on to the dark days of League One and Bryan Gunn and still Carrow Road sold out and a ceiling was kept on the number of season ticket holders. The appetite for viewing football is still evident north of the Waveney. The Ipswich supporters I see now and again always talk about going to the odd game now and then. Perhaps it is time for your board to run some kids for a quid games and get your attendances up above 16,000. I would agree, however, that if Norwich stayed any length of time in this division this season's appetite for going would possibly ebb away.

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    NorwichAbs

    Tuesday, November 4, 2014

  • Wolves game should be a cracker but we need to win it to demonstrate our promotion credentials. This season we are doing better against the top teams but still room for improvement. Funny old season though, as soon as a team gets to the top they crack up. Who would have thought that Bournemouth would be second, especially after selling Grabban to Norwich.

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    Richard Gardiner

    Monday, November 3, 2014

  • poor old Cyril has to go back a whole year now to find out when he last got something right.

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    tel

    Monday, November 3, 2014

  • Why change the habit of a lifetime Cyril?

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    redhotitfc

    Monday, November 3, 2014

  • Cyril, what do you mean by top six? You don't seem to have grasped the current league position, a point you've failed to address.

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    Deep Throat

    Monday, November 3, 2014

  • Redhotitfc, you obviously remember how you and the rest of the disciples slated me last year for saying we would not get promotion or get into the top six, I dont think I need say any more.

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    Cyril Baker

    Monday, November 3, 2014

  • Private Cyril!! what is your major malfunction!!

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    Staidtastic

    Monday, November 3, 2014

  • Ipswich V Norwich in the play off's, now that is a mouth watering prospect. Came onto this site to read constructive points of view, all I seem to be reading is the supporters of Ipswich Town and Norwich slagging each other off, what satisfaction is gained by doing that, only the people who are doing so can answer this question

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    thundercat

    Monday, November 3, 2014

  • The reason Norwich were able to wipe their debt clean is simple. When they were relegated to League One they were already in a stable financial situation because they were majority owned by Delia Smith and Stephen Phillips. All they needed to do was to offload the high earners and essentially "start again" Paul Lambert was the architect of this. Back to back promotions to the prem is an incredible feat, last one to do that was Man City. Now THIS is how they are debt free, even after being relegated (all stats are from 20112012 to 20122013 seasons, i.e. from Championship to Prem) - Revenue up to £74.3m, from £23.1m in 2011. - TV revenue up to £48.5m, from £5.5m in the Championship. - Highest ever after-tax profit of £13.5m. - External debt reduced to £11.3m. - Spare £12.4m reinvested into player transfer fund for 2012-13 season. - Gate receipts and ticket sales up to £11.3m, from £8.1m in 2011. - Staff wages rise to £29.6m, up from £16.1m in 2011. - Money owed to directors remains unchanged: Delia Smith and Michael Wynn-Jones still owed £2.1m. Michael Foulger still owed £1.4m. This took 5 minutes of research.

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    Alex Finbow

    Monday, November 3, 2014

  • Haha "a reward to the directors" You've lost it Cyril. Pray tell where you are getting your proof of this Norwich investment from the board, or are you privy to board meetings with unrestricted access to internal documents. Having an opinion is fine but he says the same thing guys over and over, with no proof just to annoy people. Ignore him now like the other trolls.

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    redhotitfc

    Monday, November 3, 2014

  • Norwich abs,very good to hear from a sensible Norwich supporters and your comments.There is a long way to go yet,and my guess is that any team in the top 12 is capable of getting into the top six.The league this season is very open.Can you please answer us all a question about your funding and just how you managed to acrue. Only CYRIL has made a point and I would just like it clarified.As for the wolves game,yes it will be very hard,one MM is I'm sure looking forward to.

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    Rod Stewart

    Monday, November 3, 2014

  • Mike, we have to agree to disagree regarding how the debt was paid at Norwich, but they certainly got money from being promoted to the premiership, and you seem to think it was just a gift from the football league. It was in fact a reward to the directors of Norwich city for the way they had invested in their club to get into the premiership, even after they had been relegated to div 1. We do have a team that could get into the premiership is is unlikely because we have no strength in depth and ME will sell players in January

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    Cyril Baker

    Monday, November 3, 2014

  • Gents, save your infighting until after the Wolves game if necessary. Against their battering ram attack Norwich floundered at Molineux and we should have lost by more than just the one goal. Last season's promotion impetus could well see them in the top six in May. A good test for Mr McCarthy's defensive nous against them.

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    NorwichAbs

    Monday, November 3, 2014

  • Dear Cyril,last time i made this comment,you chose to ignore it.Norwich City's debt was 23m before promotion to the premiership,it was'nt the board that dipped into their pockets (as you've said before),but the truck loads of money that arrives with that status.Now as for their clever management,my mum could run a club with all that money and make a profit.Before your predictable Ipswich debt comment,the way that it is attached to Marcus Evans business,it is not going to hurt the club.Their are plenty of articles about Norwich City pre-premiership debt on the internet,if you care to read them.NorwichAbs,loving being almost neck and neck with you in the table,makes it a little more interesting.Be surprised if there is another big money bid for McGoldrick in January,but if another target had been identified,i feel that it would be hard to turn down.Good player that he is at this level,his contract status is not good.As for Mings,he has a great future in football,if he keeps his head down,but can a club like Ipswich turn down a crazy bid ? Btw your win seems to have been good for NA'S health.

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    miketyreson

    Monday, November 3, 2014

  • Ipswich 8th, Norwich 6th and two points between us. Don't let the facts get in the way of a poor argument Cyril!

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    Deep Throat

    Monday, November 3, 2014

  • I suggest you take another look at the table Cyril, you really are losing it. You need a holiday, Norfolk is good, Australia is better.

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    tel

    Sunday, November 2, 2014

  • FYI: Town are 8th. 5 points off top. #justsayin

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    Staidtastic

    Sunday, November 2, 2014

  • Cyril im beginning to think you might not be 100% all there mentally. You seem to be fairly child like but by all account's you are a senior citizen?

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    Staidtastic

    Sunday, November 2, 2014

  • Great response cyril. Essentially you're saying 'you are wrong but I can't explain why so I'll try to save face by saying you're wrong'. Please explain then why Norwich were relegated three times and almost went into administration under their board? We are not going into administration. What I would love to know is where will the money come from to cover our losses if it wasn't for ME putting his hands in his pocket to cover out expenditure? I don't know what table you are looking at mate but in my book 6th is not in the top three. Where's your support Cyril? Shhhhhhhhh.

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    redhotitfc

    Sunday, November 2, 2014

  • Hi there NorwichAbs, must say I enjoy reading your balanced words of wisdom. Wish I could say the same however about one of our serial pundits, a certain antiquated ITFC supporter who is a prize pill-ck IMO. Suspect he would have preferred a Blackpool win so he could tell us all 'I told you so'. You really are a prize small-minded pr-t. ps - wonder whether this post will survive the moderators. LOL.

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    Richard Gardiner

    Sunday, November 2, 2014

  • Welcome back redhotitfc, you know and I know you did a runner,we have had a win you think its safe to return. Well your info on NORWICH city is incorrect but to help you our I will accept your point, so will you now explain how our board has done well compared with the Norwich Board with Norwich in the top three with virtually no debt whilst our board have watched our debt go to close on 100 million and we are only 10th in the league. I cannot wait for your explanation.

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    Cyril Baker

    Sunday, November 2, 2014

  • I went away for a few weeks and it's still the same old Cyril flogging a dead horse. Just another troll.

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    redhotitfc

    Sunday, November 2, 2014

  • Do some research Cyril your comment is so lazy. The Norwich board have not invested a penny into the club. This same board took them to the brink of administration and allowed them to get relegated to league one. No financial risks were taken to get them to the premiership. Everything they have spent is what they have earned and that is what has cleared the debt. You really are clueless when it comes to finances. Where's your support Cyril lol.

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    redhotitfc

    Sunday, November 2, 2014

  • Cyril Baker: No you havent ruffled a few fathers! you just making yourself look a right plunker! Why come on a Ipswich paper run by a norwich company and comment where you have your own paper? You have no life do you or just Love Ipswich and you cant admit your a town fan really! Well maybe not. You need to get out more! lol

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    IpswichTownFC4Ever

    Sunday, November 2, 2014

  • Get over yourself cyril. No one feels anything but contempt and pity for armchair supporters like yourself. Good win yesterday still five points on top. Hopefully we can keep this good form going tuesday. Ill be at the watford home game. Looking fotward to it.

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    Staidtastic

    Sunday, November 2, 2014

  • Well well, I have ruffled a few feathers today, might I suggest these dissapointed supporters are simply taking out their frustration for what they are having to watch out on me. I have never congratulated the Norwich team what I do admire is the way their directors cleared the debt and made real INVESTMENT in the team, but my admiration stops there.I too look forward to the Wolves match and if they get a result and play as well as they did against Wigan I will be the first to congratulate them as I did then. Now if I am wrong, tell me where and lets debate it but dont carry on imagining what I may or may not have said.

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    Cyril Baker

    Sunday, November 2, 2014

  • Standard wins for both Norwich and Ipswich this weekend. Now for two tougher fixtures this Tuesday. Wolves will be tough at your place and Middlesbrough going well but hopefully Jerome will continue to score for us. Just when you think a team is on a run, such as Forest and Derby, they suddenly blow it. The test will come in January when the likes of Leicester and Burnley panic buy the best players from the Championship in order to stay up. Will Ipswich have the resolve to hold on to their best players?

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    NorwichAbs

    Sunday, November 2, 2014

  • Cyril should be treated the same as the other trolls and just be ignored. It seems to have worked a bit for some of the other recent pains in the a*** (for now!) As others have said, much better to read constructive comments and criticism from those who actually go to the games and thus know what they're talking about ....

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    Deep Throat

    Sunday, November 2, 2014

  • Yep, prediction spot on, childish response from Mr Sad.

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    tel

    Sunday, November 2, 2014

  • Poor old Cyril. nothing will make him happy. A solid away win 5 points off the top of the league and old misery guts is back. Just go away you silly old fool.

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    Craig Warr

    Sunday, November 2, 2014

  • Cyril Baker SO when Narrwich beat a very poor side its the best win ever! your such a hypocrite! Going to Blackpool and getting a win and a clean sheet is good going for any team!

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    IpswichTownFC4Ever

    Saturday, November 1, 2014

  • One wonders if you are married or not Cyril ? I doubt it,otherwise Mrs Cyril Baker must be the most miserable spouse on planet earth."can we go out yet Cyril"? "No ! Not until i've posted my oh-so-clever,glass-half-empty comment on the latest Ipswich game". Since you reference the previous comment Cyril,i would like you to read it again.An honest appraisal from a Town fan that was actually at the game (not caught in the past).A bit of constructive criticism mixed in with a general comment about football,supportive of the team and a nice touch,sympathy for the opposition and their fans.Wolfnight makes another good comment elsewhere,i do wish that you would crawl back under the rock from where you came.Looking forward to wolves on Tuesday-COYB

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    miketyreson

    Saturday, November 1, 2014

  • tel, just read the comment following yours, "a very poor Blackpool team" you do get excited.

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    Cyril Baker

    Saturday, November 1, 2014

  • Just stopped off on the way home. Solid Ipswich performance. Very good turnout of Ipswich fans. Great cheese and onion pie and hot dog. You knew after the first 10 minutes that if Ipswich played their usual passing game, we would win. Blackpool were very poor, one has sympathy for Mr Clark and their fans. Bishop was our best player, great play for the 2nd goal. Solid at the back. One does wonder if the pre match warm ups are a little too much these days, with our GK getting injured. Never had them during the great Ipswich days. Mr McCarthy continues to do a fine job. How could we improve? Maybe more composure in midfield when we get the ball, take our time. The first 20 minutes was like a game of ping pong. I do not like to comment on referees but today I wish he would let the game flow more. He kept blowing up every little incident, causing the game to stop start. Blackpool and Ipswich wanted to play football. Just saying. Well done ITFC! A much needed win.

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    Wolfnight

    Saturday, November 1, 2014

  • You can see why Cyril dislikes MM so much, because little by little he has pulled the rug out from under his feet, and now he is rubbing his face in the mud. Attacking team, young players, what does Cyril do now. Does he pretend it hasn't happened, or use some of his playground arguments like, you just wait.

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    tel

    Saturday, November 1, 2014

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